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The Emerging Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region

  • Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall London, SW1Y (map)

This talk at the Army and Navy Club will cover topics pertaining to one of the world's most vital regions for energy, trade, and maritime security. It is a region where Persian Gulf energy flows to Asian and global markets, and which a recent Harvard University study indicated will be the most dynamic economic region in the world in the coming years, as Indian growth speeds up and Chinese growth slows down.

he dynamics which I will be covering in 'The Emerging Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region', include China-India strategic competition, deep sea mining, Chinese and Indian energy demand and trade networks, US-India-Japan naval cooperation, piracy, and China's port and military base building from South China Sea to the Horn of Africa, among other geopolitical features. 

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Jonathan Ward, is Research Associate at the University of Oxford's Changing Character of War Programme. He is pursuing his DPhil at the University of Oxford specialising in China-India relations with a dissertation on the China-India Border War of 1962. He studied Philosophy, Russian and Chinese at Columbia University in New York City as an undergraduate, and continued his language studies at Beijing University in China and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. He speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic, and consults on China-India relations, the Indian Ocean Region, and Maritime Asia for Oxford Analytica. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he completed a master’s degree in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford.